Capital Roundtable





Association Partners

Research Partners

Capital IQ


Media Partners

The Deal


Partial List of
Past Attendees

1stWEST Financial

2SV Capital LLC

Abundant Power Group

Advent-Morro Equity Partners Inc.

Advocacy Group

Albourne Partners Ltd.

Allied Capital Corp.

Anderson Pacific Corp.

AP Growth Partners

Ariane Capital Partners

Atreides Capital LLC

Avante Mezzanine Partners

Babson Capital Management LLC

Bacchus Capital Management LLC

BAML Capital Access Funds

BB&T Capital Partners

BCS Placement LLC

Beekman Group LLC

Beringea LLC

Berkery Noyes & Co.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Blackford Capital LLC

Boathouse Capital LP

Breakwater Investment Management LLC

Bridgeway Capital

Brookside Group

Brookside Mezzanine Partners


Capital Funding Group

Capital One Bank USA

Capital Resource Partners

Centinela Capital Partners LLC

Cerca Group LLC

Churchill Equity Inc.

Churchill Financial LLC

CM Equity Partners

Commerce Street Capital

Compass Group

Consumer Growth Partners

Contemporary Healthcare Capital LLC

Council Ventures LP

Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group

D. E. Shaw & Co. LP

Dechert LLP

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Diamond Ventures LLC


Dolphin Capital Group

Dryden Investments LLC

Environmental Capital

F. N. B. Capital Corp. LLC

Fairview Capital Partners

Federal One Holdings
FIS Mezzcap LLC

Fortress Investment Group LLC

Founders Equity Inc.

GarMark Advisors LLC

Gemini Investors

Gemino Healthcare Finance LLC

Generation Equity Investors LLC

Generation Growth Capital Inc.

Grant Thornton LLP

Ground Swell Equity

Growth Capital Partners

Guggenheim Partners

GulfStar Group

Hahn & Hessen LLP

Hamilton Lane Advisors

Haverstick Consulting

Healthcare Capital

HighPoint Capital

HSBC Capital (USA) Inc.

Hudson Ferry Capital

Hudson Venture Partners LP

i-Hatch Ventures LLC

Commercial Services

Ineo Capital LLC

ING Capital LLC

Innovation Accelerator

Management Group

J. P. Morgan Chase

J2 Partners Inc.

Karsten Associates

Kidd & Co. LLC

Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Larsen MacColl Partners

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Lone Star Investment Advisors LLC

Long Point Capital Inc.

Lucas Group Inc.

Luther King Capital

Main Street Capital Corp.

Management LLC

Marlin Equity Partners

Matthews Carter & Boyce


McGuireWoods LLP

Medley Capital LLC

Method Advisors LLC

MidCap Financial LLC

Milbridge Capital

Management LLC

Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris

Glovsky & Popeo PC

Morgan Keegan & Co.

MVC Capital Inc.

New Stream Capital LLC

New Trier Partners LLC

NexGen Capital Partners

NGP Capital Resources

Novamark Capital

P & M Corporate Finance

Pacific Community Ventures LLC

Palm Beach Capital Partners LP

Patriot Capital LP

Patton Boggs LLP

Peachtree Equity Partners

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Perseus LLC

Petros CP Management

PitchBook Data Inc.

Plexus Capital LLC

Porter & Hedges LLP

Presidio Investors

Quabbin Capital Inc.

Quilvest USA Inc.

Regiment Capital Advisors LP

Renovus Capital

Ridgewood Energy

Riverside Co.

Rockland Capital

RVR Consulting Group

SaaS Capital Advisors

SAP America Inc.

SCI Ventures

Selway Capital

Signet Healthcare Partners LLC

Skadden Arps

Small Business Investor Alliance

St. Cloud Capital LLC

STAR Ventures

Steelpoint Capital Partners LP


Strategy Leaders Inc.

Sullivan & Worcester

Summer Street Capital Partners LLC

Sunrise Equity Partners

Textron Financial Corp.

Thermo Credit LLC

THL Credit Inc.

Thomas Capital Group

Tonka Bay Equity Partners LLC

Triangle Capital Corp.

TWJ Capital LLC

U. S. Small Business Administration

US Capital Partners

V. C. Angelos Associates

Valesco Industries

Venquest Capital

Veritage Group LLC

Weinberg & Bell Group

Western Reserve




Clear the date March 8 on your calendar!

CLICK HERE now to register before it's too late!

An Encore Conference

For Middle-Market Private Equity

 & Mezzanine Investors & Lenders


Best Practices for Launching

& Managing an SBIC --

More Capital, More Resources
To Grow Small Companies


  Attendance Is Limited!

  CLICK HERE to Register Now



Kenneth E. Jones, Managing Partner

Boathouse Capital


Featuring 20 Expert Speakers Including --

  • Marilyn S. Adler, Sunrise Equity Partners LP
  • Seth W. Alvord, Balance Point Capital Partners LP
  • Hugh Douglas Camitta, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Rodger Davis, Northcreek Mezzanine Fund
  • E. Matthew Dwyer, Matthews, Carter & Boyce
  • Natasha V. Fox, Avante Mezzanine Partners
  • Steven D. Hobman, NewSpring Capital
  • Carl Kopfinger, TD Bank NA
  • Douglas A. Korey, Contemporary Healthcare Capital LLC
  • Jerry S. Oldham, 1stWEST Background Investigations
  • Michael K. Painter, Plexus Capital LLC
  • Brett T. Palmer, Small Business Investor Alliance
  • Chris M. Royston, Patriot Capital LP
  • Jesse D. Serventi, Renovus Capital Partners
  • Robert A. Smith, Petra Capital Partners LLC
  • Arthur A. Spivey, U. S. Small Business Administration
  • Michael B. Staebler, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Robert M. Stewart, Spring Capital Partners LP



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Thursday, March 8, 2012

8:00 am – 4:30 pm
New York City 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Launching a New SBIC --
The Basics & the Nuances
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
New York City


Designed to Meet the Needs of GPs, LPs, & Managers of Buyout, Growth Equity, Mezzanine, & Lending Funds, as Well as Independent Sponsors, Operating Partners, Portfolio Company Managers, and the Bankers, Lawyers, Accountants,

& Other Advisors Who Support Them

Faculty | Schedule | Registration | Location | Sponsorship | Audio Package |

Most government programs are getting shrunk.  But in FY 2011 Congress actually expanded the resources of the SBA’s Small Business Investment Company program by a whopping one billion dollars.


It’s no wonder that so many new SBIC applications are awaiting SBA approval.

Done right, the SBIC program is a tremendous boon for PE investors, and will only become more prized as traditional capital stays scarce and expensive.


But with today’s challenging fundraising market there’s a good deal of traffic on the road to becoming an SBIC. 

  • You have to meet rigid qualifications. 
  • You have to demonstrate a strong track record. 
  • And you have to be willing to work with SBA officials, following their license approval and adhering to recordkeeping requirements.

Yet the SBA has never authored a guidebook on licensing and launching an SBIC.  There are no step‑by‑step instructions on any government website, and there’s no dedicated “help desk” at SBA headquarters in Washington D.C. 


Understanding the rules, the ramifications, and the benefits takes face-to-face conversations with knowledgeable SBIC experts.


          That’s why both current SBICs and teams seeking their first SBIC license

          should make plans now to join us for this ENCORE full‑day conference,

          with all‑NEW content, on Thursday, March 8, in New York.


          And you even have an enticing capital incentive to sign up for this

          conference now.  With our special Early Bird Rate, we’ll apply a

          generous savings of $400 to all reservations made by January 27, 2012!

Investment firms that become SBICs can presently obtain from the government up to three times leverage for the private capital they raise.  And Congress is currently considering an SBIC Modernization Act that would raise the amount of available funding even higher.


What’s more, the SBA announced two initiatives last year designed to make SBIC status even more rewarding for investors --


          Through its LMI Program -- providing special Low and Moderate Income

          debentures -- SBICs that invest within distressed economic regions can borrow

          both at a discounted initial price plus no interest payments or other charges for

          the first five years.


          And through its Innovation Fund program, the SBA is increasing its

          commitments for early-stage venture deals.  The recently proposed rules for

          Early Stage SBICs -- a new sub-category within the SBIC program -- call for an

          allocation of $200 million of leverage per year over five years, also with

          discounted debentures.


          So whether you’re interested in SBIC licensing or investing, seeking

          deal prospects, meeting SBA and NASBIC officials, or linking up with

          SBIC management who can use your professional services, this

          conference on Thursday, March 8, 2012, is a must-attend experience.


And to chair this conference, we’re delighted to have Ken Jones, managing partner of Boathouse Capital, in suburban Philadelphia, behind the podium.


Ken has over 30 years of experience in the small and middle-market investing business.  He has participated as an adviser or principal on over $2 billion of middle-market transactions in his career, been a member of 15 company boards, and served as the president and CEO of two companies. 


Prior to managing Boathouse, Ken was a principal at American Capital’s Philadelphia office.  He was also a general partner of Meridian Venture Partners, and led the commercial and industrial middle-market investment banking practice at Berwind Financial.


Well-known in the Philadelphia deal community, Ken served as president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth for three years.  He has a BA in economics from East Stroudsburg State College and an MBA from Drexel University.  He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


20 SBIC Authorities Provide Revealing Guidance & Advice.


Along with Ken, our panel presentations will feature 20 highly knowledgeable SBIC experts, including GPs, lenders, U.S. Small Business Administration administrators, attorneys, consultants and more.  They’ll bring you the tips and techniques for successfully raising PE funds with a new or additional SBIC.

And to bring you expert counsel from a legal perspective, our introductory keynote speaker is Michael B. Staebler, of Pepper Hamilton LLP, the country’s largest and most active Small Business Investment Company practice. Mike ran an SBIC for six years and has represented more than 190 licensed SBICs since 1972.


Register now to get the big picture through these vital answers --


  • What is projected for total SBIC funding in 2011-2013?
  • What are the biggest challenges facing PE firms in their quest to gain SBIC licensing?
  • What are the key tips and techniques for successful operation as an SBIC?
  • How can interested SBIC applicants be noticed in the face of growing competition?
  • What are the prime categories that SBICs are investing in today?
  • What has been the industry reaction to the proposed Early Stage SBIC rules?
  • How can you convince your investors that their money is going into sound creditworthy investments?
  • What are the key mistakes that firms make most frequently when seeking SBIC licensing?
  • How can you best position your team to gain acceptance as an SBIC?
  • What are the key differences PE managers must learn between operating in the conventional mode and operating according to SBA rules?
  • And much, much more.

One-On-One Access To The People You Want To Meet.


Our past SBIC conferences have been filled to capacity, and as we don’t like turning away people we urge you to make your plans today.  There’ll be plenty of time during the conference -- such as section breaks and an open lunch -- when you can meet fellow attendees and featured speakers, swap business cards, and make valuable connections.


You should attend this conference if you are a --

  • GP who wants to leverage your private capital two, even three times.
  • GP interested in finding out if your team is eligible for SBIC licensing.
  • LP interested in making investments in the lower middle-market.
  • LP who wants to meet the leading participants in the SBIC space.
  • Banker who want to assess the possibilities of creating a non-leveraged SBIC -- or is considering investing in SBICs and needs Community Reinvestment Act credit.
  • Pension or Endowment fund manager who wants to invest in a leveraged fund without incurring Unrelated Business Income Tax.
  • Advisor or consultant to GPs or LPs on SBICs.
  • Attorney who advises SBICs.
  • Executive search professional recruiting for the PE industry.

We also encourage you to attend our three-hour pre-conference Workshop the afternoon before on Wednesday, March 7 --


Launching a New SBIC --

The Basics & the Nuances


This optional workshop is ideal for attendees who are new to Small Business Investment Companies, and will go into greater detail on the specific procedures for getting started.


Remember, register with our Early Bird Rate by January 27, 2012, and you’ll save $400 off our standard fee!  Seats are available right now, but not for long, so please make your reservation now so you’re not disappointed.  We’ll be looking forward to greeting you.

For more information, please feel free to contact Mara Kane at 212-832-7300 ext. 0 or


This conference is being produced by The Capital Roundtable, America’s leading conference organization focusing on “need-to-know” information for professionals in the middle-market private equity community. For more information about The Capital Roundtable’s 30 annual conferences and other events and programs, please visit


The Capital Roundtable thanks Pepper Hamilton LLP, Matthews Carter & Boyce, and 1stWEST Financial Corp. for sponsoring this outstanding event. It’s due in great part to their collaboration and support that we have the resources to make this event so worthwhile for you. 



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Chaired By

  • Kenneth E. Jones, Managing Partner, Boathouse Capital

Hosted By

  • Burt Alimansky, Managing Partner, Alimansky & Bethell Group, and Chairman, The Capital Roundtable


  • Marilyn S. Adler, Managing Partner, Sunrise Equity Partners LP
  • Seth W. Alvord, Managing Partner, Balance Point Capital Partners LP
  • Hugh Douglas Camitta, Of Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • K. Rodger Davis, Managing Partner, Northcreek Mezzanine Fund
  • E. Matthew Dwyer, Principal, Matthews, Carter & Boyce
  • Natasha V. Fox, Partner, Avante Mezzanine Partners
  • Steven D. Hobman, General Partner, NewSpring Capital
  • Carl Kopfinger, Senior Vice President, TD Bank NA
  • Douglas A. Korey, Managing Director, Contemporary Healthcare Capital LLC
  • Jerry S. Oldham, Chairman & CEO, 1stWEST Background Investigations
  • Michael K. Painter, Principal, Plexus Capital LLC
  • Brett T. Palmer, President, Small Business Investor Alliance
  • Andrew Panzo, General Partner, NewSpring Capital
  • Chris M. Royston, Managing Partner, Patriot Capital LP
  • Jesse D. Serventi, Partner, Renovus Capital Partners
  • Robert A. Smith, Partner, Petra Capital Partners LLC
  • Arthur A. Spivey, Chief--SBIC Licensing Unit, U. S. Small Business Administration
  • Michael B. Staebler, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Robert M. Stewart, General Partner, Spring Capital Partners LP
  • Additional Speakers To Be Announced

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01:30 – 02:00
02:00 – 05:00

07:30 - 08:15
08:15 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:45

09:45 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00

12:00 - 01:00
01:00 - 01:30
01:30 - 02:30

02:30 - 03:30
03:30 - 03:45
03:45 - 04:45




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Registration & Networking

"Launching a New SBIC -- The Basics & the Nuances" (Led by Michael B. Staebler of Pepper Hamilton LLP, the "dean" of the SBIC legal community. This workshop reviews in detail every step on the path to successfully winning an SBIC license. He and his panelists also review why it's worth the effort to create an SBIC, how to comply with the written regs (as well as the unwritten ones!), and what legal nuances are most important in managing an SBIC.)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast

Welcoming Remarks & Audience Introductions

Introductory Keynote -- “The SBIC Program -- Where We Have Been,
& Where We Are Going”

Chairman's Keynote -- “Strong, Stable, & Successful -- The Outlook on Fundraising & Managing SBICs”

Coffee & Networking Break
First Panel -- “Forming an SBIC – What We Wished We’d Known Before We Started”

Luncheon & Networking

Featured Keynote

Second Panel -- “Managing an SBIC -- Due-Diligence on Targets & Overseeing the Portfolio & Back Office”

Third Panel -- “Complying With Regulations – Navigating the Nuts & Bolts”

Coffee & Networking Break

Fourth Panel -- “Raising Funds for an SBIC – What is the “Secret Sauce” For Success”

Networking & Adjournment

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  • Early Bird Registration Fee -- and save $400 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, January 27, and the fee for the conference is $995 -- or $1295 for the Conference & Workshop.
  • Premiere Registration Fee -- save $200 off the standard fee! Register by Friday, February 17, and the fee for the conference is $1195  -- or $1495 for the Conference & Workshop.
  • After that, the standard fee is $1395 for the conference  -- or $1695 for the Conference & Workshop.
  • At the door, if space is available, the fee is $1495 for the conference -- $1795 for the Conference & Workshop.
  • Special group rates -- The Capital Roundtable offers a special discount for 2 or more people.  For more info, please contact Mara Kane or 212-832-7300 ext 0.

Click Here to Register >>    Purchase Audio Package >>


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You can pay by credit card (using the links above) or by check. Mail your check and business card to: New York Business Roundtable Inc., 12 East 44 Street, Penthouse, New York, NY 10017.

If the program is oversubscribed, we will notify you immediately and not charge your credit card.  (If you need to cancel, please do so by Thursday, March 1 at 5:00pm, and we will credit you for a future conference.)

From time to time, for reasons beyond Capital Roundtable's control, program schedules and speakers become subject to change.  We make every effort to announce substantive changes by email to registrants at least 48 hours in advance.

Have a special question?  Please contact Mara Kane at 212-832-7300 ext.0 or by email at

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The University Club
College Hall -- First Floor
One West 54 Street (at 5th Avenue)
New York City

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Audio Package

Can't attend but want to hear the program? You can buy the audio package along with the handouts. Purchase the audio package online now.

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The Capital Roundtable offers excellent marketing and business development opportunities to reach the middle-market private-equity community . For more details, please contact Dana DeMattia at 212-832-7300 or by email at

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